nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends

Benefit Type: Veterans Appreciation

2017 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Hunt:                                                                            

          The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2017 Camp Grafton

Disabled Veteran Hunt for Veterans who are:

Co-sponsored by VA and DAV, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic attracts Veterans from across the country to participate in this annual learn-to-ski clinic for disabled Veterans. Ensuring Veterans receive world-class healthcare and rehabilitation is a primary goal of VA and DAV; the Winter Sport Clinic complements those efforts by providing opportunities for self- development and challenge through sports and leisure activities. The Clinic proves that a disability need not be an obstacle to an active, rewarding life.

Dreams for Veterans serves our nation’s heroes by giving back to terminally ill veterans and their families through the fulfillment of a final wish. Final wishes range from basic need items (like a working appliance or mobility scooter) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, “meet and greets” with personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service.

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and SnowCare for Troops programs provide complimentary lawn and landscape services, and snow and ice removal services for the families of currently deployed military personnel, and post 9/11 disabled veterans with a service-connected disability.

Following a timeline of the Korean War through to today’s prosperous South Korea, this 160-page volume honors those veterans who served and sacrificed for a free Korea. Produced with the cooperation of the United States and the Republic of Korea.  

Below is a work in progress. If you are aware of a discount or service not listed below, please send us the name of the business and the details of the discount or service.


Vary by location and are at the discretion of the owner.  You may wish to call a business to verify the discount before going, as some businesses may change their policy.

Veterans can request to have an indicator on their North Dakota driver license to show that they are a Veteran of the US military services. NDCC 39-06-14 (6)

Veterans need to bring a copy of their discharge papers (DD214) to a Veteran Service Officer


A resident disabled veteran can get a combined general game, habitat stamp, small game, and fur-bearer license for $3.00, with an additional $1.00 fee to purchase the resident certificate.


$5.00 (plus a $1.00 fee to purchase the certificate) for a resident fishing license if a resident disabled veteran has a fifty percent service-connected disability as determined by the Department of Veterans' Affairs or has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability ratio to fifty percent.

Several different license plates for veterans or supporting veterans are available to North Dakota residents. 

Any North Dakota resident who meets one of the following criteria may apply for a free lifetime park entrance permit valid at any North Dakota state park or recreation area.
· A veterans allotment for 50% or greater disability which is deemed a service-connected disability
· Was a former prisoner of war (POW)
· The spouse of a deceased 50% disabled veteran deemed a service-connected disability or POW 

Warriors to Summits is one of many experiential expeditions No Barriers Warriors offers. View our full list of current programs today.

Operation Black Hills Cabin

A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a comfortable, peaceful, and supportive respite with exciting recreational activities to qualifying veterans and their families in a leisurely environment.

PO Box 855
Custer, SD 57730
e-mail: operationblackhillscabin@gmail.com

HB 1169 passed the 66th legislative session in 2019 establishing the third Monday in April as "Patriots Day"

NDCC 01-03-17 reads:

The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL wounded and injured service members from the War on Terror, whether physical or psychologically, with wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOV).

  • QOVF-UM covers the Upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and is part of the national Quilts of Valor Foundation.


  • Red River Quilters Group 57408

Abercrombie ND


Embassy of the Republic of Korea seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal

If you served in Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to American service men and women who served in the Korean War. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those of who returned to South Korea through the ‘Revisit Program’.

Evolve Wellness Studio brings Thea Ward Fitness. Whose mission is to enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to their community for physical and social events. It is a free organization to join and open to military and civilians. We have about 70% Veterans currently. I would be glad to share any further information with you. The IVMF just did an incredible study on the organization and our latest audit showed that at least 88 cents of every dollar goes towards our programs.

HB 1404 passed the 66th Legislative Session in 2019. Designating State Highway 22 from South Dakota border to junction of Highway 23 as the "Veterans Memorial Highway" 

ND Century Code 24-01-56 reads: 

24-01-56. Veterans memorial highway - State highway 22 - Continuing appropriation.

Commemoration Objectives

Commemoration Objectives

In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a friend he was going to “walk off the war” to work out the sights, sounds, and losses of World War II. Four months later, Earl Shaffer became the first person to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Following in Earl Shaffer’s footsteps and in recognizing the therapeutic effects of long distance hiking, Warrior Hike has created the “Walk Off The War” Program which is designed to support combat veterans transitioning from their military service by thru-hiking America’s National Scenic Trails.


Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).